Both Amy Breton and Louise O’Dwyer are internationally accredited speakers with a wealth of practical experience in all aspects of emergency and critical care, says Vets Now.

Vets Now has announced it will welcome a disaster medicine specialist and a trauma enthusiast as veterinary nurse speakers for its 10th annual emergency and critical care congress.

Ms Breton (left) and Miss O'Dwyer are both internationally renowned speakers with a wealth of experience in emergency and critical care.Amy Breton and Louise O’Dwyer, says Vets Now, are both internationally accredited speakers with a wealth of practical experience in all aspects of emergency and critical care.

Ms Breton, emergency head technician at the Veterinary Emergency and Speciality Centre of New England in Waltham, Massachusetts, has vast experience in disaster medicine as part of the National Veterinary Response Team One, and has been deployed to 9/11, avian influenza and hurricane Katrina. Miss O’Dwyer, clinical director at PetMedics in Manchester, meanwhile, is co-author of the recently published Practical Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nursing and is editor of the BSAVA Pocketbook for Nurses.

At the congress, taking place at The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, Ms Breton will speak on “Disaster medicine: what can we do better during a natural disaster?”, reviewing what has been learned from disasters in the past and discussing what the veterinary community can do to ensure animal safety during disasters. Miss O’Dwyer will cover topics such as nursing care of the head trauma patient and current recommendations in CPR.

Clinical lecture streams at the congress, says Vets Now, are flexible and entirely open access to either vets or nurses. Other speakers include:

  • Bryden J Stanley
  • Jennifer Kinns
  • Karen Humm. and
  • Sam M Rawlinson

Congress veteran Brian Faulkner, meanwhile, will head up the dedicated communications stream this year.

Vets Now’s 10th Emergency and Critical Care UK Annual Congress takes place November 7-8. For more information and for the full programme, visit Vets Now’s website.

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